CHIANG RAI, THAILAND
Four of the twelve boys soccer team and coach trapped in a cave in Thailand have been rescued. Rescuers said the four boys are in good health. That’s the good news. The bad news for the kids who have been trapped in the cave for over a week, is that the rescue mission has been paused for at least 10 hours according to rescuers. The pause in the mission is due to air tanks needing to be replaced.
BBC News World (@BBCWorld) reports, according to Chiang Rai Governor, Narongsak Osottanakorn, the next phase of the rescue will begin on Monday morning, after relaying all of the air tanks and all systems along the way.
A team of 90 divers have been working to navigate the waters surrounding the cave. The process includes wading, climbing, and diving…all in complete darkness. All of which is done along guide ropes already put in place. Each boy is being accompanied by two divers who will carry the kids’ air supply. The journey from the cave to the surface is a treacherous one even for the most experienced adult divers. For inexperienced kids, that journey will be even more treacherous. A former Thai Navy Seal perished earlier this week when he lost consciousness during a rescue attempt.
The 12 boys on the soccer team are all between the ages of 11-17. The one adult, assistant coach, Ekapol Chantawong is 25 years old.
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Three popular YouTube vloggers have died in a fatal accident at Shannon Falls in British Columbia on Tuesday.
Ryker Gamble, Alexy Lyakh and Megan Scraper were reportedly part of a group of friends who were swimming in the pool above the Shannon Falls waterfalls. They three reportedly slipped and fell into the waterfall 30 meters below. Medical services received a call about three individuals who had fallen into the pool at around noon. The police recovered all three bodies a short while later. The case was referred to the coroners office to determine the official cause of death.
According to the Vancouver Sun (@VancouverSun), after Scraper fell over the waterfall, Gamble and Lyakh got swept away by the water as they attempted to save her. The three vloggers were members of a group of Youtube vloggers who called themselves “High On Life.” The group traveled the world and filmed their various experiences.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Tyler Honeycutt, who was a standout player at UCLA and had a short stint in the NBA after being drafted by the Sacramento Kings, was found dead in his home of what police say was an apparent suicide, after he engaged the police in a brief shootout.
TMZ (@tmz) reports, officers were called to Honeycutt’s home in Sherman Oaks by a woman who said Honeycutt had been acting erratically. That woman turned out to be Honeycutt’s mother. Police went to Honeycutt’s home at around 5pm on Friday evening to check on the 27-year old. Upon arrival, Honeycutt reportedly opened fire on the police. Cops reportedly fired back, but did not hit Honeycutt with any of the shots fired. Honeycutt barricaded himself inside of the home for hours. SWAT finally entered the home early Saturday morning and found Honeycutt inside and unresponsive. The Fire Department declared Honeycutt dead at the scene.
LAPD reported that Honeycutt had not been hit by any police gunfire in the shootout with the police, but did say his injuries “were consistent with a self-inflicted wound.” No cops were hit in the brief shootout either. Police say they recovered a weapon at the scene.
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has recently found himself in the hot-seat. The congressman has come under fire for allegedly having knowledge that a former team doctor sexually assaulted wrestlers on the team. Jordan was the assistant coach at Ohio State University at the time of the assault allegations. Jordan firmly denied the allegations, saying that if he’d known something, he’d have said something. Four of the former wrestlers on the team disagreed. One former wrestler even alleged to have emails he sent to Jordan in regards to the sexual abuse. The former students say Jordan did know of the claims and that he did absolutely nothing. Jordan has even been accused of conspiring to cover up the crimes.
Jordan did not stop at merely denying the claims, Jordan went on to say that this whole thing is a conspiracy against him to make him look bad. Jordan says the timing of the allegations is “suspect.” He claims that this conspiracy against him was put together after the Rosenstein hearings when Jordan grilled the FBI Deputy Director about the Mueller investigation and Peter Strok. Jordan made his claims on Fox News with host Brett Baier. Check out the interview below:
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